Best concealer I have ever come across. I suffer from acne scarring and ocassional breakouts, and this concealer works WONDERS to cover pretty much everything. And it STAYS PUT, isn't cakey and blends in with my skin tone wonderfully. I wear Golden Medium in EM bases, for a reference. If you're looking for a full coverage concealer then I definitely recommend this.
Wow - a concealer that actually conceals! Worx relatively well for my dark undereye circles (EM's Abbott Perk Me up worx the best for this, but if I'm out of that, I use this). When mixed w/ my EM Mint Concealor, this is perfection! It completely eliminates the redness I have on both sides of my nose (broken capillaries), the apples of my cheeks (mild rosacea) and on my chin (mild rosacea) as well as on the occasional pimple. EM Mint turns me too white when used alone.
For lighter discolorations, IC in Medium works well on its own for evening out my skintone. The only negative for me is that on its own, (just like Abbott) this is too drying under my eyes, so I either mix a bit of moisturizer or I use to set my liquid under-eye concealor which bumps up the coverage level.
I use an eyeshadow brush to apply to small areas - coverage is more even and opaque enuf for me that way. Blends w/ my very fair skin seamlessly! For larger areas, I use my EM flat brush. LOVE this stuff!
I use Intensive in Medium during the spring/summer months when I'm a bit darker. I use Intensive in Fair during the fall/witner months when I'm lighter in color. Both work effectively - just depends on the time of year which I use.
HG status for me!
This concealer was one of the products that I ordered from EM. I have another HG here! The Matte foundation is my new HG & so is this AWSOME concealer! A little goes a long way. Extremely pigmented & I have to also ad that all of the EM products that I tried today are very user friendly & clean. The powders don't fly all over the place like some other mineral make-up does. ALL YOU MINERAL MAKE-UP LOVERS, GIVE EM PRODUCTS A TRY!! I consider myself to be a very skeptical cosmetics consumer. I'm the person that you'll find @ the Sephora & M.A.C. stores 3 times a week, & I feel that EM is a truly amazing company! I was just blown away today. Move over BE! continued >>
1. Pretty good price for a LOT of product. I bought the full size 5.5g for about $7-8 and it will probably last me until the end of time
2. Super quick shipping, great customer service, and love the free sample options
3. A little dark on me, but matched my yellow skin tone decently
4. Decent in covering up small blemishes and acne marks
1. Basically useless for concealing under-eye bags. This, along with other mineral concealers I have used, usually just ends up accentuating them.
2. Godawful cheap packaging makes a mess of everything. When I carry this in my purse, powder always tends to leak out. The packaging could really be better!
3. Believe it or not, this concealer made me break out a little. I always felt a little itchy upon application. Nothing too disastrous, but I did notice that after I stopped using it my skin did improve.
I feel bad for giving Everyday Minerals a bad review since I like the company, but overall, would not buy again.
My skin: oily-combo, acne, acne scars. Skin tone: warm medium with Asian yellow undertones. I wear everyday minerals colors in Light, Light neutral, Light medium, and Golden medium. Rimmel- Soft Beige, MAC 30-35.
I got this as a sample with 3 other concealers. Intensive medium suits me the most, in terms of color and coverage. I think the sample size is quite a substantial amount especially if it's just for covering small spots, it comes in a 5gm plastic jar if you're just getting the sample.
Texture and color:
I would describe the color as a light beige with yellowy neutral undertones. I do think it is a tad on the light side, so if you're quite tanned, I recommend going with the tan concealer because this might look like chalk on your skin. I think the color is perfect for me since I tend to go for concealers a shade or two lighter than my skin tone.
The texture is quite thick powder, making it very good for concealing scars and red marks. But its still silky smooth to touch, but I would not recommend layering it heavily on, it will get cakey.
I apply using a stiff lip brush, but I guess you can apply using a concealer brush or even your finger. I apply it before I apply my foundation, I don't even blend it in completely because my buffer brush takes care of that when I put on my foundation. I start with spotting it on my blemishes and layer more if needed, then I blend it out a bit.
I love this as a spot concealer, it works great for my acne scars and blemishes, it even pretty descent for current zits. No more redness or unsightly spots. But I hate this for undereye, every time I try to use this as an under eye concealer, it cakes and settles into my lines and that's a pretty scary thought considering I don't have noticeably fine lines. I stick to cream/liquid concealers when it comes to my eyes, maybe my under eyes are just too dry.
I think the staying power is average, it does stay better when I apply it wet and with primer. On my super oily days, this does slip and slide especially if I applied too much. It looks like an awful mess because it cakes and clumps together. But I still really like it as a spot concealer because I know I won't break out from this.
I really like this concealer, I admit its not perfect, but I definitely do not break out from this and I like that it blends in perfectly into my skin leaving me flawless. Most days I just put on some of this stuff and some mineral veil and I'm done.
I would definitely recommend this.
OMG! Best concealer in this world for me! Even though I'm acne-prone, have lots of post acne scars, but didn't really wear concealer, because I could never get it right. I've tried EMD concealer in Light, multitask, Multi-Intensive, but color wasn't exactly right, if not too light.
Intensive Medium concealer just becomes my skin!!! I don't even have to blend it. I just pickup some concealer particle from the jar w/ EDM concealer brush (HG also) and just dab it onto my blemishes. I either blending/buffing, or using EDM eye kabuki brush (which is good for highlighting btw) reveals the blemish I've covered. Just dab-tap and voila! imperfection gone!! :D
good concelar. covers dark circes very well. also good at covering blemishes.
I found this concealer was good for concealing brown spots on my face though this wasn't so good for covering up redness or any blemishes. I found it appears quite ashy and ruddy on the skin if not blended well. I don't think i would repurchase this product.
Overall, this concealer is a good buy. It can become chalky if applied with a heavy hand. It is perfect underneath a light sweep of EDM sunlight concealer. It does have a tendancy to accumulate in my undereye wrinkles. I have read that adding a little moisturizer may help to make it creamy, I have to try that technique. I received it as a free sample in my sample kit. A little can go a long way.
I have this in medium and I use it over my mac studio finish concealer to set it. I LOVE this powder because it provides the extra coverage I need...but I don't know if it's making my makeup turn orange or it's the mac concealer. Also, this powder tends to make my skin a little itchy.